Apple has been reluctant in bringing fast charging to iPhones. However, in recent years, the company has been improving this aspect. We’re not expecting anything close to what we have in the Android market, after all, Apple walks its own path in technological advancements. Despite this, the company is making moves that are familiar to those on the Android bandwagon. Today, the company presented its new Apple 35W Dual USB-C charger. The product is already available for orders with an initial price of 399 Yuan ($60).
Apple states that the Apple 35W dual USB-C charger supports charging two devices at the same time. The power adapter is recommended for use with MacBook Air. However, users can also use it to charge iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and AirPods. As per the report, when charging two devices, users can connect to devices to any port of the power adapter. The power adapter will smartly allocate the energy to each device according to its charging needs. For most devices, when the user has two devices charging at the same time, the power is split evenly. So it’s interesting to see Apple using a different approach here.
There are some common use scenarios for Apple 35W dual USB-C charger:
When charging a Mac notebook and an iPhone or iPad at the same time, each device charges at 17.5W.
When both iPhone and iPad are charged at the same time, each device charges at 17.5W.
If you’re charging a Mac laptop or iPhone at the same time as an Apple Watch or AirPods, the Mac laptop or iPhone can charge up to 27.5W, while the Apple Watch or AirPods can be charged at 7.5W.
Interestingly, this is just another product for Apple’s portfolio of chargers. With the removal of the iPhone native charger, the company has increased the offer of chargers that you can buy separately. In related news, Apple has been having a hard time trying to resist the change to the USB Type C port on iPhones. In related news, the company is preparing the path for new Apple AirTags.